Wishing our friends of the Jewish faith a very happy Chanukah. And a happy and restful winter solstice to everyone on Sunday!
This morning we have harvested off the ARTfarm fields: sweet salad mix, arugula, spicy mix, microgreens, cucumbers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, two types of radishes, Italian basil, holy basil, cilantro, dill, recao, rosemary, garlic chives, lemongrass, escarole, romaine and other lettuce heads, kale, beets, zinnia flowers, fresh ginger root, baby bok choy, sweet bell peppers and serrano peppers.
From our partners: Avocados and bananas from a friend, raw local honey from Errol and… Kim will be here with fresh caught wahoo and BLACK FIN TUNA!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone! For those of you new to the email list: ARTfarm is located on the south side of the South Shore Rd. You’ll find us at the end of the very long straightaway near the stone cattle pens, between Ha’penny Beach and the Boy Scout Camp (due south of the Canegata Ballpark in Christiansted as the crow flies). We open promptly at 10am on Saturdays, so if you want to have any time to speak with your neighbors and grab any earlybird items you’ll want to get to the farm at 9:45. We grow all of our produce in the soil, and in complete compliance with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards, but we are not officially certified organic. Any other questions? The best time to chat with the farmers is during the lulls at the farmstand.
In farm news, the deer are back. They have been eating the young moringa trees we have been trying to establish in the pastures. Luckily, they have a gig at the north pole on Wednesday night so we’re planning to replant on Wednesday afternoon. Ha ha.
We will be open on Monday and Wednesday for the coming holiday week. Merry Merry!